Santiago, Dominican Republic

Institute for the Blind

Spanish (Intermediate)

This educational institute in Santiago, Dominican Republic provides much needed social services to adults who are blind or visually impaired. This organization empowers economically disadvantaged and often marginalized members of society by equipping them with the tools they need to live independently. Services include training in Braille, support in developing micro-enterprises, health treatments and a support system to help foster independence. Participants may help with the instruction and therapy of students to empower them to complete their daily activities independently.